HIFU - HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND
Wrinkle Reduction, Facelift and Skin Tightening
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) was approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for aesthetic use in 2014 after some promising results from trials.
HIFU is a non invasive treatment used for skin tightening and face lifts. The ultrasonic waves used during treatment encourages collagen production resulting in firmer skin, thus reducing wrinkles, tightens skin and contours the treated area. Results are seen within a few months after treatment.
How does HIFU work?
The ultrasound energy used during treatment rapidly heats up the layers of skin just below the surface which causes cellular damage. This damage stimulates the cells to produce collagen which helps in providing structure to the skin, making it firmer and tighter. There is no damage to the skin or adjacent tissue as the ultrasound is focused to specific areas.
People with mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates for HIFU treatment.
Several treatments may be required for people with high degree of loose skin and sun damaged skin to see results of HIFU.
Contraindications of HIFU treatment for people who:
Are on anti-epileptic medication
Take potent anticoagulant such as warfarin/coumadin
Have metal implant in treatment area
Has a Rash, Sore or open wound in the treatment area
Have severe or cystic acne
Some of the aesthetic benefits of HIFU are:
Smoothing of skin
Reduction of wrinkles
Eyebrow and cheek lift
Tightening and reducing double chin
Is it safe?
HIFU is very safe and is performed by our qualified Registered Nurse, trained and certified to provide HIFU treatments.
You can resume normal activities and wear makeup straight after treatment. There is no downtime required.
There might be mild redness and swelling which will subside within a few hours. Occasionally light tingling may persist for a few days.